"Semi-Famous" Episode 1 — "Casting" from Semi Famous on Vimeo.

This post is on behalf of good-sirs Wilder Shaw and Ezra Edmond, who are in the midst of a crowdsourcing campaign for a web mini-series with a lot of heart and a lot of—metaphorical—balls. I love these guys, I love this project, and I love metanarratives: it’s a project about following your dreams, in the midst of the creators following theirs!:

Why do you need so many munnies?

We shot the first two episodes out of our own pockets and nearly bankrupted ourselves.  To make the next eight episodes and finish Season 1’s story, we need some of your hard-earned American dollhairs.

"But how could you need so much money for just a simple web-series?"

Good question, passing glancer!  I’ll tell ya.

We budgeted each episode at about 3k - some a little more, some a little less.  This money goes to cameras, lights, sound equipment, makeup equipment, hard drives to store footage on, props, costumes, food, the ever expensive monster that is post-production, and all the other goodies of filmmaking.  We’d also love to pay our cast and crew a little something for their dedication and hard work.

Take a look at our perks!  We hope you like at least one of them.  Preferably the most expensive one.

Check out the first two episodes and support the good work.

– OJ Patterson, Tin Level Contributor

Stand-Up For the Waterman Project: Wilder Shaw, Leslie Nielson [cartoon], Dash Kwiatkowski, Jesse McGrath, Frankie Castro, Jacob Rubin, Me, Andrew Holmgren, Ezra Edmond and Bryan Waterman (kneeling).

[As mentioned before I went down to L.A. for my first comedy show outside of the Bay Area (barring the stand-up set I did at a family reunion in Virginia). The car rides there and back were amazingly funny, I was given free beer and cookies, met some new people, reconnected with old friends and told jokes (which is the best thing ever). All in all, it was a great experience.]

Stand-Up For the Waterman Project: Wilder Shaw, Leslie Nielson [cartoon], Dash Kwiatkowski, Jesse McGrath, Frankie Castro, Jacob Rubin, Me, Andrew Holmgren, Ezra Edmond and Bryan Waterman (kneeling).

[As mentioned before I went down to L.A. for my first comedy show outside of the Bay Area (barring the stand-up set I did at a family reunion in Virginia). The car rides there and back were amazingly funny, I was given free beer and cookies, met some new people, reconnected with old friends and told jokes (which is the best thing ever). All in all, it was a great experience.]